A quick meal with few instructions needed, from BBC Good Food.
Roast panecetta and asparagus in a drizzle of oil, meanwhile begin to cook the penne. When the pasta is almost cooked, add halved cherry tomatoes to the roasting dish for five minutes.
Throw the cooked pasta into the roasting dish, tare in some basil leaves, stir in seasoning, then serve.
Fast, easy, inelegant and honest food.